V for Men by Clive Christian
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V for Men is a popular perfume by Clive Christian for men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Amberwood, Elemi resin, Iris, Nutmeg, Oud, Pink pepper, Black pepper, Vanilla, Vetiver, Frankincense, White pepper, Cedarwood, Citruses

Ratings

Scent

8.5 (82 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (69 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (74 Ratings)

Bottle

8.8 (90 Ratings)
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Darkbeat

164 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
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V for Men by Clive Christian
V is almost an exact copy of Armani Prive Bois D’encens. It is the same aroma, at an even higher price and with half the content, an absolute impudence. Although, if we are fair, there are a couple of differences regarding Bois D’encens that I would like to point out, minimum, but differences after all:

1- The longevity of this perfume is superior to the Armani perfume, but do not believe that it is much greater, a couple of hours at most, although something is something.

2- The aroma is equal to Bois D'encens, even in its linearity, but there is a small difference at the end of the aroma, which we will not be able to see in Bois D'encens and it does appear in this perfume, and that is, when the aroma You are almost wounded to death, the incense drops in intensity and you can appreciate a very resinous and spicy woody aroma of a beautiful ambarada-vanilla creaminess, the pity is that the fragrance is already in its last rales and is very weak already skin level

The perfume, like that of Armani, is an aroma of amazing liturgical incense, beautiful and addictive, of excellent quality, but if Armani already seemed very expensive, imagine this, which brings half the content and is much Even more expensive ... but as I always say, if you have money left over, it is precious, although I, if I am sincere, prefer Armani for logical reasons.

The duration in skin has been between 8 or 9 hours, with a moderate wake from the beginning. Its use is more appropriate for cold or temperate climates and especially for the night, although on a winter or autumn morning it would not disentangle at all.
8.0/10
Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
4
Not groundbreaking, but well crafted
On the premium market of said niche fragrances, Clive Christian is already a veteran, acting since 1999. It's an experienced brand that knowns very well that when you charge a lot you have to deliver a consistent set of fragrance, bottle and package, something that it's not necessarily novel but that correctily passes the luxury sensation, that most of times it's a matter of very well chosen details. Among its masculine creations, V is one that best transmits me this luxury impression. It's a spicy oriental very well crafted, giving me the impression of a combination of ideas found in 3 fragrances: M7, Gucci Pour Homme I and Bois d'Encens. What draws my attention here, however, is that in seeing inspired V doesn't look like it's copying none of them, and, unlike many xerjoffs, it's not a fragrance where harmony is dismissed in favor of crude and strong synthetic aura. V seems exquisite from the beginning until the end of its evolution. It's oppening is very peppery, like a mixture of pink and black peppers. The black one has a drier and salty aroma and enhances in an harminous way the incense aroma while the pink one provides a slightly sweet and fruity side and harmonises the goth side of incense + black pepper combo. The oud here seems to evoke an aura around the other ingreidents, a sweet and musky aroma that evaporates like it was part of the incense, as if the proposed incense was soaked into a mixture to create the oud aura illusion. At the background, you notice the vetiver and cedar conferring a drier, woody aroma to the composition at the same the elemi resin makes the incense aura a resinous, sweet aroma. All the V details fit very well and a fragrance the develops perfectly and sounds warm and alluring. Certainly it could have been more groundbreaking too, but considering what other rival brands has been offering i would say that V is an excelent choice when price is not a matter.
ArkangeL

49 Reviews
ArkangeL
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Faint of Heart
Clive Christian V is a well blended fragrance, but lacks niche quality. For a pure perfume, it behaves like a toilette. V is far too faint for the amount of hard worked dollars they're asking for. The contrasts between the white & black pepper act as a duo battling the cedarwood group-hugged in the heart of the composition. The more interesting notes... vanilla, nutmeg, amber resins and oud are present only during the opening chapter of this fragrance, then they quickly retire. I loathe the longevity of Tom Ford Extreme, but I give it more credit than this waste of money, marketing and time. Tom Ford Extreme takes you to the same place for 130 USD opposed to 405 USD for a luxury skin scent.
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Drseid

678 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
1
Fine Pepper and Woods, Not So Fine Price...
V for Men opens with the pepper hitting on skin near immediately. There appears to be both pink and black pepper... and plenty of both. The pepper is supported by just the faintest hint of oily rubbery oud, and a much more fleshed out cedar and incense backbone. The scent is pretty linear and minimalist. Projection and longevity are poor.

Clive Christian's V for Men is a very pleasant smelling short-lived woody and peppery scent with the oud detectable in the background, but only just so. Quite frankly it smells quite similar to a couple offerings from Amouage... Epic Man and Honour Man, except those both are much higher quality scents with much better projection and longevity and a bit more going on than this one. I like V for Men, but it smells too similar to so many other scents on the market that I question why Clive Christian felt the need to add it to the house lineup (and don't even get me started on the jaw dropping high price tag). The bottom line is V for Men is a competent composition and sniff worthy, but if you like this kind of scent Amouage does it far better for a lot less money (and that is saying something as Amouage ain't inexpensive either). V for Men gets a "good" to "very good" rating of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 for its smell, but this derivative release is definitely not full bottle worthy at its relatively high price.

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